Re: Tests that take more than ten times build time.
On Wed, February 13, 2008 07:24, Charles Plessy wrote:
> Test time on arch (build time)
> 1h05 on sparc (3 min),
> 37 min on mipsel (2 min),
> 39 min on mips (3 min),
> 37 min on powerpc (2 min),
> 19 min on hppa (2 min),
> 6 min on amd64 (1 min)â?¦
> Of course, if this is an exception, there is no need to argue. But in
> the Debian-Med packaging team, we have a few package whose tests are not
> yet enabled (bioperl, emboss,...); I do not know if it would be wise to do
> so systematically if they have a similar pattern of CPU usage...
I don't see a problem here. Tests catch errors, we have enough build time
available, so just run them. Time spent by users and developers when a
problem slips through is a lot more expensive than the buildd time to run